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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Apr 23, 2008 4:13pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Another "mechanics" question...

when I convert a flac or shn file to wav and burn using nero it displays as wav. When I burn using the sw I have to convert tape to cd it burns as cda. I supect that if you were to copy the tracks from a factory cd ( if you can ) they would be cda

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Poster: William Tell Date: Apr 23, 2008 6:56pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Another "mechanics" question...

Hey, so just to be clear: I do the same thing, I think:

Get my SHNs, convert to WAVs using Trader's LHelper; store as WAVs. Using Nero, burn to an "audio CD", and it indeed shows "WAVs" as the source files, logically enough...ship off CD, and person says "they show on this audio CD as CDA!" and when I put one of my own disks in burned this way, he is right...that was what got me going.

Again, as I indicated above, I think Lum is right that the Nero software, maybe all of them, "convert" (without making lossy?!) the WAVs to show as CDA though that is just to make them compatible without truly "redigitizing" them to a new lossy format...but of course, that is what I was worried about...the idea of needing to "show" burners the beginning and end of tracks and what not makes a nice explanation here...?

Make any sense?

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Apr 23, 2008 7:28pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Another "mechanics" question...

Ok I confirmed what you're saying, they show up on my cd's the same. Here's what I think the deal is - when they're on cd as audio they're cda. Whats the problem they play fine? If the deal is they want to move them to their hard drive then what needs to happen is they need to rip it to their HD instead of copy them from CD.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Apr 23, 2008 8:04pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Another "mechanics" question...

Thanks, J; yep, as Arb notes, not really a problem except the person misunderstood, and really wanted the data files, which in a DVD, was easily done...but then it was the academic question that got me intrigued.

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Poster: Edsel Date: Apr 23, 2008 7:25pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Another "mechanics" question...

I haven't seen a burning program that does not tell you how much space you have used on the blank cd when you add songs.
If you think some conversion is going on, try this. I assume you know the file size of your wavs before hand, so add one to the burn list, and see what it tells you about remaining space. If the size of that particular file drops, then it's getting converted to something lesser in quality, but in the case of cda, that isn't happening. It's a 44.1khz/16 bit stereo wav file.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Apr 23, 2008 7:54pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Another "mechanics" question...

Ah, good point. And yes, that works!

Cool check...